WINTER mountaineering COURSES


Winter Mountaineering Courses

Winter mountaineering offers one of the greatest challenges in the UK mountains and is one of my favorite of all activities. Venturing onto the high summits in full winter conditions requires fitness, stamina, determination and essential skills to stay safe. The reward of standing on the summit as the sun is setting over a sea of white mountain tops makes winter mountaineering well worth the effort. BOOK NOW



winter mountaineering courses

I run various levels of winter skills training from introduction through to winter climbing. Courses are based either in Snowdonia, North Wales or in the Scottish Highlands. Courses are run either as Open Courses or as Private Bookings and are offered as non-residential which allows you to choose the level of comfort you need after a good day out on the hill! Fee includes use of crampons, ice axe, helmet and any other technical equipment. You'll need your own general mountaineering clothing/equipment plus a pair of B2/B3 rated winter boots (which can be hired if required).



winter skills intro (2-day)

The introductory course is designed for those with some hillwalking experience who want to increase their knowledge and skills to walk confidently throughout the year, whatever the weather. Winter time offers great opportunities for developing navigation and mountain safety skills.

COURSE content

– Two full practical days in the mountains
– Use and understanding of winter equipment
– Movement skills
– Use of ice axe
– Use of crampons
– Emergency snow shelters
– Planning a mountain journey
– Avalanche and weather hazards

OPEN COURSES

LOCATION: Llanberis, North Wales
PRICE: £150 per person.
COURSE SIZE: max 6 people : 1 instructor.
COURSE DATES:
Feb 16-17th 2019

PRIVATE COURSES

LOCATION: Llanberis, North Wales or Scottish Highlands
PRICE: £220 per day for up to 4 people.
COURSE DATES:
Contact me for availability (January - March)

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winter MOUNTAINEERING (3-day)

The winter mountaineering course is designed for those with some winter walking experience who want to increase their winter knowledge and progress to more challenging terrain where the use of a rope might be required.

COURSE content

– Three full practical days in the mountains
– Use and understanding of winter equipment
– Movement skills
– Use of ice axe
– Use of crampons
– Emergency snow shelters
– Planning a mountain journey
– Avalanche avoidance & snow analysis
– Use of the rope in winter (winter belays and as a navigational tool)

OPEN COURSES

LOCATION: Fort William, Scottish Highlands
PRICE: £210 per person.
COURSE SIZE: max 4 people : 1 instructor.
COURSE DATES:
Jan 11-13th 2019

PRIVATE COURSES

LOCATION: Scottish Highlands (Snowdonia if suitable conditions are forecast)
PRICE: £220 per day for up to 4 people.
COURSE DATES:
Contact me for availability (January - March)

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winter CLIMBING INTRO (2-day)

The winter climbing intro course is designed for summer climbers with winter skills experience who now want to transfer to the winter climbing environment. Winter climbing in Scotland can be challenging and uses a wide range of skill sets.

COURSE content

– Two full practical days in the mountains
– Use and understanding of winter belays
– Winter climbing skills
– Winter navigation
– Route finding skills
– Retreating from climbs
– Avalanche avoidance & snow analysis

PRIVATE COURSES

LOCATION: Scottish Highlands (Snowdonia if suitable conditions are forecast)
PRICE: £220 per day for up to 2 people.
COURSE DATES:
Contact me for availability (January - March)

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Avalanche awareness Course (1-day)

This practical one-day course is aimed at anyone who travels in the mountains doing winter conditions - walkers, snow-shoers, skiers, climbers. The content of the day follows the Scottish Avalanche Information Service, 'Be Avalanche Aware' process'.

COURSE content

– Avalanche hazards in the UK
– Weather and mountain conditions
– Route planning
– Landscape and terrain observations
– Decision making in a group
– Companion rescue methods

PRIVATE COURSES

LOCATION: Scottish Highlands (Snowdonia if suitable conditions are forecast)
PRICE: £220 per day for up to 4 people.
COURSE DATES:
Contact me for availability (January - March)

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